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Tiny fly

Tiny fly
in a rural area north of Bow, Skagit County, Washington, USA
April 21, 2017
Size: 4 mm
It has been a cool wet spring and there are more tiny flies landing on my face than in previous years. They will not land on my hand. These photos are on the bottom of the brim of my hat. They stay there for a short time after I remove my hat.

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Black flies
These are biting flies so they should find your hand more attractive than your hat. Some species feed only on birds, but they shouldn't land on your hat either.

These flies try to land on my
These flies try to land on my face and end up on my glasses and the underside of my hat brim. So far, they have not bitten me. Their numbers seem increased from years past. Thank you for helping me get a handle on what I am dealing with.

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